Maria Fernanda Melgarejo-Ainsworth leads our team of Miami attorneys. She is also the founding partner of Melga Law, PLLC. Her experience has shown attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth that a multidisciplinary team serves efficiently and effectively to her clients and that is why she has developed a strategic alliance with the law firm Ainsworth & Clancy and its team of lawyers specialized in corporate law matters and commercial disputes.
Her personal journey as an immigrant and professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, allows attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth to related to her clients’ challenges and guide them to achieve the best result. Born in Paraguay, our founding partners lived in Spain and Colombia before settling in Miami.
Attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth represents clients throughout the U.S. and abroad in all areas of immigration and business law, and has focused in legal solutions for investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the arts and entertainment, sports, business, science and technology fields.
Before founding Melga law, attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth worked in multiple law firms with international clientele dealing in a wide array of immigration and business law matters. She also interned at the legal department of MTV Latin America in Miami Beach, FL and the legal department of Fox Latin American Channel in Coral Gables, FL.
A member of the Florida Bar, attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Miami, a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Salamanca, and a Law Degree (graduated with honors) from the National University of Asunción.
While studying at the University of Miami, she was the co-editor and member of the team representing UM at the Moot Madrid competition in Spain. While studying at the University of Salamanca, attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth was a Carolina Foundation Scholar and a volunteer of the “Salamanca Latina,” an initiative for the promotion and inclusion of Latin American culture in Spain.
She is also a member of the Paraguayan Bar. In Paraguay, she worked at the Bankruptcy Magistrate’s Office, the Public Defender’s office, and the Criminal Court.
Passionate about cultural diversity and languages, attorney Melgarejo-Ainsworth has traveled around the world. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She attended the Dante Alighieri School in Asuncion, Paraguay where she was immersed in the Italian language and culture. Growing up in Paraguay, our founding partner frequently traveled to Brazil, where she acquired knowledge of the Brazilian culture and Portuguese language.
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